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Mar
25
2021
Baylor University's First in Line program recognizes that life as a first generation college student is a unique experience. Our March 25 panel discussion explored how four Baylor students prepared themselves for the college experience, navigated a worldwide pandemic and found a supportive community on campus to help them become first in their family to earn a college degree.
Feb
11
2021
The push for virtual education due to the pandemic, students at Baylor are able to opt-in to take classes fully online. Student-led organization Baylor Boost was created at the end of the fall semester with a dedication to facilitating connections for these online-only students.
Feb
11
2021
The Paul L. Foster Success Center’s tutoring center provides students with assistance in passing classes or understanding material they have trouble with.
Jan
22
2021
Committed to eliminating the obstacles to academic excellence that its students might encounter, Baylor established The Store, an on-campus food pantry that provides nutritious food, free-of-cost, to students who may be dealing with food insecurity on our campus. The Store, in operation since 2018, has been a successful endeavor helping countless students, thanks to the generous support of the Baylor Family, who have donated to its cause.
Jan
19
2021
After a presentation by the Low-Income Student Success Team to the Faculty Senate on Jan. 12, the Senate began raising donations to provide funding for meal cards, already reaching over double its goal.

Matt Cordon, chair of the Faculty Senate, director of the legal writing center and professor of law, said raising donations for meal cards is only the first step toward addressing the needs of low-income students.
Nov
11
2020
Adley Vahue, a Baylor student veteran, shares about why he chose Baylor and his academic experience. Vahue has been able to find community with other veterans through the Baylor VETS program, Veterans of Baylor and volunteering at the Veteran’s One-Stop in Waco.
Nov
6
2020
The Baylor Free Farmers Market had to get creative in its fourth year to help the between 15% and 25% of students who struggle to afford food every semester.
Nov
6
2020
Baylor works hard to ensure first-gen students feel at home on campus and in Waco. Leading the way is the First in Line program, which acts as a support unit on campus, providing scholarships, directed programming, mentoring and a network of faculty and staff to assist first-generation students. Each of the last two years, Baylor has been honored nationally for its commitment to first-gen students.
Oct
30
2020
The U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges Rankings” each year are among the most discussed rankings in all of higher education, and Baylor routinely is ranked among the best. But there’s another ranking-within-the-ranking for the Baylor Family to be proud of: Once again in 2020, Baylor has been named among the top 50 Best Colleges for Veterans.
Sep
29
2020
Trish Baum from Academic Support Programs, located in the Sid Rich Building and part of the Success Center, gives practical tips on time management.
Sep
11
2020
Despite the ongoing challenges presented by COVID-19 for universities throughout the country, Baylor University achieved several enrollment milestones this fall, including enrolling the largest freshman class in the institution’s history, along with record numbers of undergraduate and graduate and professional education students. Baylor's fall-to-fall undergraduate retention also increased to an all-time high, according to official 12th class day statistics from Baylor’s Office of Institutional Research and Testing.
May
5
2020
The Baylor University Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program, known nationally as the McNair Scholars Program, is wrapping up an impressive 2019-2020 academic year with an inaugural national McNair Research Conference held in September and Baylor’s largest graduating cohort of McNair Scholars.
Apr
21
2020
More than 330 Baylor University faculty and staff, who have volunteered as “Bear Care Coaches,” are reaching out to assigned groups of students each week to help them navigate the stresses of remote online education, being away from their peers and trying to adapt to a college experience disrupted by COVID-19.
Feb
26
2020
Whether it’s due to one’s learning style or schedule, for some people, reading news online just doesn’t work. They prefer an audible format — books on tape, podcasts, etc.
If that sounds like you — and if you’re a dedicated Baylor Bear — then these Baylor podcasts are for you.
Nov
20
2019
A group of more than 120 faculty, staff and administrators gathered for a half-day session on implementing the student retention goals. Representatives from all schools and colleges as well as academic support and student life professionals such as the Success Center, Multicultural Affairs, Campus Living and Learning and more were present to join in reimagining what student success looks like for Baylor today.
Nov
8
2019
A day to celebrate our first-generation college students!
Nov
8
2019
Education research and technology company EAB has honored Baylor University as a co-winner of the 2019 Student Success Collaborative-Technology Pioneer Award, which recognizes Baylor as an institution that consistently is on the leading edge when it comes to technology by testing new solutions to advance student success.
Nov
6
2019
Baylor University’s Assistant Director of Student Success Initiatives, Outreach & Assessment Program Manager, Carroll Crowson, will be presenting a ConnecTED talk about her student success podcast at the annual Connected conference in Washington D.C.
Oct
16
2019
The Store, a food pantry on Baylor’s campus offering students access to a variety of food and hygiene items, serves as a resource for students experiencing food insecurity and seeks to normalize reaching out for support during the school year.
Oct
9
2019
Baylor’s Office of Academic Support Programs in the Paul L. Foster Success Center is dedicated to personally helping students succeed through a range of academic resources.
Oct
8
2019
Food insecurity goes beyond hunger. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as the lack of “access by all people at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life” due to insufficient socioeconomic resources.
Sep
9
2019
Not every student is the same, so not every student needs the exact same resources during their years at Baylor. That’s where Student Success Initiatives (SSI) comes in.
Aug
29
2019
Baylor’s First in Line program provides support and guidance to first-generation college students while they adjust to a new environment, prepping them for their future endeavors.
Aug
29
2019
Baylor graduate students are ready to assist undergrads with their daily schedules both inside and outside the classroom.
Aug
2
2019
In a state where the majority of students in public schools are Hispanic and where Hispanics are projected to outnumber Anglos in the general population within the next three years, Texas Baptist universities are preparing for change.
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